Hall: 'Allen stories are a myth'
Actress Rebecca Hall was delighted to work with legendary filmmaker Woody Allen - because stories of his eccentric behaviour are "all nonsense".
The star was wary of filming Allen's new movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona after hearing tales of his bizarre antics onset.
And her fears were apparently confirmed when she was told she would be assigned a minder to guard her script during the shoot - but quickly learned that the Annie Hall director is often the victim of his own legend.
She tells GQ magazine, "Woody's mythology as something of an eccentric on set precedes him. You have to just ignore all the crazy stories, things like: don't look him directly in the eye; don't expect him to talk to you ever.
"I was told that the script, or at least my part of it, would arrive with a bodyguard and lawyer, both of whom would have to remain with it at all times. All nonsense, of course. It arrived by post in a brown envelope - complete - with a handwritten note saying simply, 'Read this, I think you'll make a great Vicky. Tell me what you think. Best wishes, Woody.'"
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